If I no chop my mother no go chop she no dey tire oh

Nneka  *-*  “Sweet Mother

Where would we be without them?  … Well, actually we wouldn’t exist. This is dedicated to all mothers out there!

“Sweet mother I no go forget you
for the suffer wey you suffer for me.

Sweet mother I no go forget you
for the suffer wey you suffer for me.

When I dey cry, my mother go carry me–she go say,
‘my pikin’, wetin you dey cry ye, ye,
stop stop, stop stop make you no cry again oh.”

When I won sleep, my mother go pet me,
she go lie me well well for bed,
she cover me cloth, sing me to sleep,
“sleep sleep my pikin oh.”

When I dey hungry, my mother go run up and down.
she go find me something when I go chop oh.

Sweet mother I no go forget you for the suffer wey you suffer for me

When I dey sick, my mother go cry, cry, cry,
she go say instead when I go die make she die.

O, she go beg God,
“God help me, God help, my pikin oh.”

If I no sleep, my mother no go sleep,
if I no chop, my mother no go chop, she no dey tire oh.

Sweet mother I no go forget you,
for the suffer wey you suffer for me.

You fit get another wife, you fit get another husband,
but you fit get another mother? No!

And if I forget you, therefore I forget my life and the air I breathe.

And then on to you men, forget, verily, forget your mother,
for if you forget your mother you’ve lost your life.”

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And here you can get The Very Best’s “Super Mom Mixtape“, including the mama-loving tracks “Super Mom” (Feat. Baloji) and “Mama“:

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